BET DIGITAL PRESENTS “BET REMEMBERS: BIZ MARKIE – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MARCEL THEO HALL”





BET DIGITAL PRESENTS “BET REMEMBERS: BIZ MARKIE – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MARCEL THEO HALL” — LIVE TODAY AT 2PM ET ON BET’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
08/02/21

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 2, 2021 – Born Marcel Theo Hall, Biz Markie was a pioneering figure in the 1980’s New York City rap scene whose career went on to span almost three decades. He is widely known for the 1989 platinum hit single “Just a Friend” which reached number 9 on the Billboard charts and affectionately earned him the nickname the “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop”. To remember the life of the beloved entertainer, BET will air “BET REMEMBERS BIZ MARKIE – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MARCEL THEO HALL” – featuring LIVE coverage of his memorial service TODAY, August 2 at 2:00p.m. ET on BET’s YouTube channel.

Tune in here for LIVE coverage of Biz Markie’s memorial service. Follow us @bet on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #BizMarkie.

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About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 29 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 29 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4
07/29/21

MOVIE OF THE WEEK ‘FAVORITE SON’ PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 5:30 PM ET/CT

WATCH NEW EPISODES OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL”, “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AND “BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” ON BET

New York, NY – July 29, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of July 29 – August 4 includes:

ON BET:

BET+ ORIGINAL MOVIE ‘FAVORITE SON’ AIRS SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 ON BET

“Favorite Son” will tell the story of brothers in a gospel group struggling to find the balance between life, love, faith, and religion, while under the strict rule of their father, a megachurch reverend.

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #216 “Familiar Faces” premieres Tuesday, August 3 at 9 PM ET/PT– Victoria scolds Priscilla after catching her giving Jason a midnight snack. Victoria sarcastically hints around to Priscilla, that Priscilla’s marriage may be in trouble. Hunter tries to set an insidious secret meeting.

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(‘Andi’ playedby KJ Smith stars in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” on BET)

Episode #309 “Complicated Situations” premieres Wednesday, August 4 at 9 PM ET/PT– Situations arise that will put certain relationships to the test.

“BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(Kiely Williams stars in “BET Presents The Encore” on BET)

Episode #109 “Stack That” premieres Wednesday, August 4 at 10 PM ET/PT– As the group comes together to finalize their album, look and performance Kiely is still on the fence about if she will perform. With days until the final show the Ladies reach a make or break point on if they can actually pull it all off.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



Video: BET+ Original – “The Ms. Pat Show” Trailer





Video: BET+ Original – “The Ms. Pat Show” Trailer
In this all-new grown-ass comedy, Ms. Pat and her family find themselves uprooted, leaving Atlanta, GA for Plainfield, IN.
[via press release from BET]
BET+ Original – The Ms. Pat Show Trailer

In this all-new grown-ass comedy, Ms. Pat and her family find themselves uprooted, leaving Atlanta, GA for Plainfield, IN. This chaotic, but lovable family keeps it very real as they navigate the ups and downs of moving to a new…less diverse…neighborhood.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 22 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 28





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 22 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 28
07/22/21

WATCH NEW EPISODES OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL”, “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AND “BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” ON BET

New York, NY – July 22, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of July 22 – July 28 includes:

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

Episode #215 “Don’t Move” premieres Tuesday, July 27 at 9 PM ET/PT– Barry finds himself in a life-threatening situation. Victoria works to ruin Sam’s life. Priscilla continues to dig about a crime that may have happened in The White House.

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

Episode #308 “Little White Lies” premieres Wednesday, July 28 at 9 PM ET/PT– Fatima believes she’s caught Gary in a compromising position and calls Andi to rush home to drop in on him unexpectantly.

“BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(Kosine stars in “BET Presents The Encore” on BET)

Episode #108 “A Miss-Direction” premieres Wednesday, July 28 at 10 PM ET/PT– The pressure pushes some members to sing their last note. Kiely must decide if she will step up to the mic and join the group. A spa night helps the Ladies bond over past trauma while the tension between Felisha and Kosine threatens to derail it all.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 15 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 21





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 15 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
07/15/21

NEW SEASON OF “FIRST WIVES CLUB” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

BET NEWS PRESENTS “CONTENT FOR CHANGE: BLACK X JEWISH”

PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 15 AT 9 PM ET/PT

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL”

RETURNS WITH A BANG TUESDAY, JULY 20 at 9 pm ET/PT
on BET and BET HER

THE MIDSEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

New York, NY – July 15, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of July 15 – July 21 includes:

“CONTENT FOR CHANGE: BLACK X JEWISH” PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 15TH AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

BET presents “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” – A timely and engaging conversation that examines how legacies of hate have impacted both the Black and Jewish communities in America and are often used as tools of division between them. The show explores their shared history of subjugation and persecution, how important it has been in the past for these groups to come together in solidarity, and the need to do so now in the face of increased antisemitism, racism, and other hate crimes in recent years.

For more information on “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” visit BET.com. Follow us @bet across these social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter)

The MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS WEDNESDAY,

JULY 20 ON BET AND BET HER

(‘President Franklin’ playedby Ed Quinn stars in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

Episode #214 “The Target” premieres Wednesday, July 20 at 9 PM ET/PT– On the jaw-dropping midseason premiere, Barry is desperate to find his daughter; Hunter and Victoria share a power struggle concerning a terrorist; and Lilly lays down a few ground rules for Donald as they discuss the terms of their marriage.

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

‘Andi’ playedby KJ Smith stars in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” on BET)

Episode #307 “Protecting Myself” premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 9 PM ET/PT– Andi is walking a thin line while trying to keep the peace and stay out of Fatima, Karen, and Zac’s love triangle.

“BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

Episode #107 “702 v. Cherish” premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 10 PM ET/PT– With one less member, the Ladies must try to build a cohesive brand and look for their group. The 702 Sisters are at odds with the Cherish Twins about their place on the record. As their performance date nears, who will make the final curtain?

ON BET+:

NEW SEASON OF “FIRST WIVES CLUB” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

The pressures of new jobs and news loves are introduced in the second season of the First Wives Club as Bree and Gary deep dive into rekindling their marriage, which is complicated by Bree’s big promotion and the introduction of a sexy hospital administrator. Meanwhile, Ari struggles with trying to balance working in Los Angeles temporarily and her long-distance relationship with David as he’s busy fulfilling his first term as State Senator. After starting her own record label, Hazel attempts to sign her first artist while returning from her world tour with a sexy plus one. At Ari’s request, Hazel and Bree welcome a new friend, Jayla, into their clique. Season two finds the newly minted quartet navigating the pressure of their professional lives and evolving romantic relationships through the enviable bonds of their friendship.

First Wives Club stars Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, Ryan Michelle Bathé and new cast member Michelle Mitchenor, with RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman also reprising their roles. Essence Atkins, Gary Dourdan, Jordan Carlos and Mikhail Keize will also join this season in recurring roles.

ON BET+:

MIDSEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

Episode #210 “The Long Journey” – Regina demands proof from Mike of his accusation. Tom receives some disturbing news. Tom asks Greg for a big favor. Regina helps Mike to see that things aren’t always what they seem.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



NICK BARROTTA, KAYE SINGLETON, AND RUSSELL THOMAS JOIN SEASON THREE OF BET’S HIT SERIES





NICK BARROTTA, KAYE SINGLETON, AND RUSSELL THOMAS JOIN SEASON THREE OF BET’S HIT SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AS SERIES REGULARS
07/13/21

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF SEASON TWO RETURNS WITH A BANG TUESDAY, JULY 20 at 9 pm ET/PT on BET and BET HER

New York, NY – July 13, 2021 – In anticipation of the can’t-miss midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” season two, BET announces new series regulars added to the popular Tyler Perry franchise. Nick Barrotta, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas join the acclaimed series for season three as series regulars premiering this Fall. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, and Derek A. Dixon star in the one-hour drama. On the jaw-dropping midseason premiere episode titled ‘The Target,’ Barry is desperate to find his daughter; Hunter and Victoria share a power struggle concerning a terrorist; and Lilly lays down a few ground rules for Donald as they discuss the terms of their marriage. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” returns with NEW episodes Tuesday, July 20 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. Watch and share a midseason premiere trailer clip here: https://www.bet.com/video/tyler-perrys-the-oval/season-2/highlights/tyler-perrys-the-oval-returns-with-a-bang.html

NICK BARROTTA plays “Allan”

Allan is the dutiful assistant to the President’s Chief of Staff, Donald Winthrop, and unsuspecting boyfriend to Ellie, the Press Secretary whose eyes are opened to the criminal antics of the First Family.

Kaye Singleton plays “Simone”

Simone is the beautiful and “in the know” Second Lady. Wife to Vice President Eli, she stands by her husband, and supports him as they go against the President and First Lady.

Russell Thomas plays “Eli”

Eli is the Vice President of The United States of America. He is handsome, charismatic, and is devising an undercover scheme to overthrow the President.

About “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”

This summer’s guilty pleasure, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.

“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.

For more information, viewers can log on to BET.com and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #TheOvalOnBET on all social platforms.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot



BET THROUGH ITS CONTENT FOR CHANGE INITIATIVE CONTINUES EFFORTS IN THE FIGHT TO COMBAT HATE





BET THROUGH ITS CONTENT FOR CHANGE INITIATIVE CONTINUES EFFORTS IN THE FIGHT TO COMBAT HATE WITH NEW HALF-HOUR SPECIAL “CONTENT FOR CHANGE: BLACK X JEWISH” — PREMIERING THURSDAY, JULY 15 AT 9PM ET ON BET
07/13/21

Award-Winning Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz Delgado Hosts a Timely Conversation about the Black and Jewish American Communities Uniting Against a Common Enemy: Hate.

‘Black x Jewish’ Includes Interviews with U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Hannah Bronfman, Eric Ward, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Rain Pryor, Obery Hendricks, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Ebro Darden, Susannah Heschel and Yavilah McCoy

#BlackxJewishBET

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13, 2021 – BET presents “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” – a timely and engaging conversation that examines how legacies of hate have impacted both the Black and Jewish communities in America and are often used as tools of division between them. The show explores their shared history of subjugation and persecution, how important it has been in the past for these groups to come together in solidarity, and the need to do so now in the face of increased antisemitism, racism, and other hate crimes in recent years. Produced in partnership with award-winning filmmaker, Lacey Schwartz Delgado and Truth Aid Media, the primetime special will explore how both communities can continue building pathways to allyship that leverages their shared resilience and shine a light on ways they can work together to defeat hate. “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” premieres Thursday, July 15 at 9pm/8c on BET.

“Content For Change: Black x Jewish” Promo Video:

https://ql.mediasilo.com/#ql/60e4d327acf0954e9a5aceac

The special will feature testimony from several individuals, some of whom are both Black and Jewish, that speak to the unique experience of facing both antisemitism and racism and how both prejudices are linked. The range of voices include Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, social media influencer and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman, community organizer and philanthropist Eric Ward, Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call For Human Rights Rabbi Jill Jacobs, entertainer and DEI strategist Rain Pryor, visiting scholar in Religion & African American Studies at Columbia University Obery Hendricks, PhD, IKAR senior rabbi and co-founder Rabbi Sharon Brous, media executive and radio personality Ebro Darden, professor Susannah Heschel, and founder of Dimensions Inc. Yavilah McCoy.

“Content For Change: Black x Jewish” is produced by Lacey Schwartz Delgado and Mehret Mandefro for Truth Aid Media. Jason Samuels serves as executive producer and Steven Ramey serves as the supervising producer for BET.

For more information on “Content For Change: Black x Jewish” visit BET.com. Follow us @bet across these social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

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About BET:

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Truth Aid Media:
Truth Aid Media was founded by the award-winning producer/director/writer team of Mehret Mandefro and Lacey Schwartz Delgado to tell stories that inspire, empower, entertain, and make you see the world from a different point of view. Their work across fiction, documentary, episodic, and branded content shifts culture around the world. Truth Aid films have won at festivals like Sundance and Berlin, their TV shows have broken ratings records around the world, their commercial campaigns have penetrated the culture, and their digital series have been nominated for Webby Awards. Across all these areas, Truth Aid’s sweet spot is making difficult conversations easier to have and creating understanding where it doesn’t exist. Whether it’s issues of race, power, family secrets, or gender, Truth Aid Media brings skill and artistry to create meaning, clarity, and impact. During the production company’s twelve-year tenure, Truth Aid Media has built a strong reputation for taking on bold projects and presenting nuanced stories that challenge audiences to change the way they think about the world. Their work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, Netflix, PBS, and Sony Studios, among others. Truth Aid’s work include the Sundance and Berlinale Audience Award winner Difret, the New York Times Critic’s Pick Little White Lie, the Webby Award nominee for Best Digital Series The Loving Generation, and the American Masters documentary How it Feels to Be Free.



BET AND KIN PARTNER ON NEW WEEKLY LIFESTYLE SERIES “CELEBRITY STASH”– LAUNCHING FRIDAY, JULY 9





BET AND KIN PARTNER ON NEW WEEKLY LIFESTYLE SERIES “CELEBRITY STASH”– LAUNCHING FRIDAY, JULY 9 EXCLUSIVELY ON BET HER’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
07/08/21

Amara La Negra, B Simone, Bow Wow, Eva Marcille, LeToya Luckett, Safaree, Yandy Smith-Harris and Young M.A will give fans an all-access pass into their homes, reveal intimate and fun stories behind some of their most prized possessions, tour the rooms housing these treasures, and in their spring-cleaning process donate items to charity

NEW YORK, NY – July 8, 2021 – Today, BET Digital announces partnership with Kin, creator of unscripted entertainment franchises that resonate with women ages 25 to 40, on the launch of its new original weekly show “Celebrity Stash.” In each of the eight episodes, a new celebrity guest will invite fans into their home to check out some of their beloved belongings, from Swarovski crystal baby shoes to multicolored motorcycles, and help decide which treasures to keep and which to donate. Tune in to hear the unheard and ridiculous stories behind these recognizable items. Who knows? You may just stumble upon famous finds – at your local consignment store. “Celebrity Stash” premieres Friday, July on BET Her’s YouTube channel with singer-songwriter and actress LeToya Luckett. Watch and share an exclusive sneak peek here: https://ql.mediasilo.com/ql/60e6f3d68096691f4a3fa994

The additional celebrities opening their doors to fans include singer and host Amara La Negra, actress and media personality B Simone, rapper and actor Bow Wow, actress, entrepreneur & model Eva Marcille, music artist and media personality Safaree, music executive and media personality Yandy Smith-Harris and rapper, entrepreneur & actor Young M.A. In addition to sharing revealing stories behind their favorite items, the celebs will donate some of those featured to charity.

“It’s been a pleasure to partner with Kin to produce ‘Celebrity Stash’. We’re proud to have created a show that melds celebrity and philanthropy. Having stars give us a glimpse into their personal spaces along with donating an item for charity from their collections is really special,” said SVP and General Manager of BET Digital, Amy DuBois Barnett.

“We specialize in developing lifestyle programming for young women and see BET Digital as an outstanding destination for our series Celebrity Stash.” Shani Black, Head of Programming and Development at of Kin said, “We can’t wait for viewers to check out the series.”

(LeToya Luckett stars in the first episode of “Celebrity Stash” on BET Her’s YouTube channel.)

Episode Roll-Out:

7/9: EP 101 LeToya Luckett / Dallas, TX
7/16: EP 102 Amara La Negra / Miami, FL
7/23: EP 103 Safaree / Atlanta, GA
7/30: EP 105 Young M.A/ New Jersey
8/6: EP 104 Bow Wow / Atlanta, GA
8/13: EP 106 Eva Marcille / Atlanta, GA
8/20: EP Yandy Smith-Harris/ Atlanta, GA
8/27: EP 108 B Simone/Atlanta, GA
“Celebrity Stash” is produced by Shani Black and Gabrielle Jones for Kin. Amber Mike serves as executive producer for BET.

For more on “Celebrity Stash” and other BET content, visit BET.com and follow us @bet across social platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

Kin specializes in creating lifestyle franchises that are brought to profitability running on both social channels like YouTube, Facebook Watch, and Instagram, as well as linear and streaming platforms.

ABOUT KIN:

Kin is an LA-based lifestyle entertainment company. It produces and owns a growing portfolio of profitable shows distributed across social platforms. Kin shows feature mainstream personalities including Tia Mowry, Adrienne Bailon Houghton, and Jeannie Mai. Kin also recently debuted two Facebook Watch exclusive shows–the second season of Side by Side with Malika and Khadijah Haqq and What Happens at Home with Christina Milian. Kin’s programming empowers, entertains and connects women around the world. For more information, visit www.kincommunity.com.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 8 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 14





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 8 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 14
07/08/21

BET NEWS PRESENTS

“STATE OF OUR UNION: VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS”
HOSTED BY SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, PREMIERES
FRIDAY, JULY 9 AT 8 PM ET/PT

New York, NY – July 8, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of July 8 – July 14 includes:

“State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris” premieres Friday, July 9 at 8 ET/PTonBET.

BET News presents “State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris” hosted by Soledad O’Brien – an exclusive half-hour primetime news special filmed at the White House featuring a one-on-one conversation between O’Brien and Vice President Harris that focuses on a range of substantive issues impacting the Black community including the White House’s push to vaccinate 600,000 Americans, Black America’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, police reform, voting rights, and other important topics.

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

Episode #306 “The Chase” premieres Wednesday, July 14 at 9 PM ET/PT– The men in these relationships are ready for next level commitments, but the ladies are reluctant

“BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(Nivea Hamiliton stars in “BET Presents The Encore” on BET)

Episode #106 “Demons & Division” premieres Wednesday, July 14 at 10 PM ET/PT– The Women host a listening party for former bandmates and industry leaders to preview their album, but some feel their voices are not being heard. The Ladies must face the truth about their past and one must decide if it’s time for her final bow.

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(‘Calvin’ played by Lance Gross star in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on BET)

Episode #808 “Karen” premieres Tuesday, July 13 at 9 PM ET/PT– Calvin becomes a victim of social injustice when he’s accused of stealing car tags. Meanwhile, Malik stands up for his beliefs when he rejects CJ’s request to campaign for a friend, who’s running for City Council.

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

Episode #208 “Funny Bidness” premieres Tuesday, July 13 at 9:30 PM ET/PT – Efe and Mr. Brown start a business with a new anti-aging product, but it goes awry when the product has adverse effects and a lawsuit is threatened.

BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “CARL WEBER’S ‘THE FAMILY BUSINESS’” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(‘Junior Duncan’ played by Sean Ringgold star sin Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #210 “Deploy the Drones” premieres Tuesday, July 13 at 10 PM ET/PT – The war between the Duncans and Brother X is finally coming to a conclusion, but Alexander Cora is waiting in the wings.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

ON BET+:

NEW SEASON OF “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

Episode #209 “An Eye For An Eye” – Mike carries out his revenge. John learns the meaning of eye for and eye. Mike tries to involve Regina in one of his schemes.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET NEWS PRESENTS “STATE OF OUR UNION: VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS” HOSTED BY SOLEDAD O’BRIEN





BET NEWS PRESENTS “STATE OF OUR UNION: VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS” HOSTED BY SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, PREMIERING FRIDAY, JULY 9 AT 8 PM ET/PT
07/08/21

Award-winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien Sits Down with Vice President Kamala Harris One-On-One for an Exclusive Interview Regarding the Biden/Harris Administration’s National Month of Action,

Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Police Reform and Voting Rights

#StateOfOurUnionBET

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 8, 2021 – BET News presents “State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris” hosted by Soledad O’Brien – an exclusive half-hour primetime news special filmed at the White House featuring a one-on-one conversation between O’Brien and Vice President Harris. The interview focuses on a range of substantive issues impacting the Black community including vaccine hesitancy and access, economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, police reform, and voting rights. “State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris” premieres Friday, July 9 at 8/7c on BET.

Select quotes from special “State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris”:

The Vice President on vaccine hesitancy: “One in three Black people in America know somebody who has died from this disease. And here’s the other point that I will make, virtually everyone who is in a hospital right now because of COVID-19 is unvaccinated. Virtually everyone who has died from COVID-19 was unvaccinated. So, the thing that I just want to remind folks of is that you have the power. Don’t let anybody take your power from you. You have the power to save your life. You have the power to make a decision about what happens to your body. Don’t let people dupe you into thinking that this thing is not going to help you, it will help you. And it will save your life.”

The Vice President on the administration’s plan to fight crime and reform police departments: “We should not be offered and certainly not accept a false choice. Like when we’re talking about gun violence, we need to deal with that. So as an administration, we’re saying for example, the firearms dealers that those who are violating the law, there needs to be a consequence for that. On the issue of policing, we need accountability. And we are, and I was actually one of the original authors of the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act and I feel very strongly that needs to be passed. There needs to be accountability for police officers who break the rules or break the laws.”

The Vice President on the fight over voting rights: “It’s about using the bully pulpit to help people see what’s happening in the midst of all the daily issues that they have. You know, we’re not in an election year. You know, we tend to rally when we know the election is about to happen. But right now, we need to start rallying, because these laws are being passed right now that will make it almost impossible, at least very difficult, for you to vote.”

“BET continues to lead the charge with content that speaks to the timely and critical issues impacting our community,” said BET President Scott Mills. “Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we utilize the power of media to drive important conversations affecting our health and welfare. We look forward to facilitating this dialogue with Vice President Harris and tackling these topics head on to engage and empower our viewers like no other brand can.”

Leading up to Friday’s premiere, on BET’s social media platforms, viewers can catch a series of short conversations between members of our community and Biden-Harris administration members, straight talk about the vaccine, misinformation, and real dollars aimed at helping Black families and businesses recover from the pandemic. Watch the digital dialogue now on BET.com at: https://www.bet.com/news/national/2021/07/02/dr-anthony-fauci-coronavirus-COVID-vaccine-mark-tallman-ronreaco-lee.html

“As Americans face the triple threat of COVID, economic challenges and political polarization over important issues like police reform and voting rights, this was a critical time to sit down with Vice President Harris and ask hard questions about what government is doing to heal our communities and unite us going forward,” said O’Brien. “I look forward to sharing her insights with the BET audience this Friday.”

“State of Our Union: Vice President Kamala Harris” is executive produced by Jason Samuels for BET; Steven Ramey serves as Supervising Producer.

For more information, visit BET.com and follow us @bet and @betnews across social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

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ABOUT BET:

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT SOLEDAD O’BRIEN:

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien, founder and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, also reports for HBO Real Sports and has authored two books. She has appeared on all three major networks, Fox and Oxygen and anchored and reported for NBC, MSNBC and CNN. She has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize and the Gracie. Newsweek Magazine once named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.” With her husband, she is founder of the PowHERful Foundation that helps young women get to and through college. Follow her on Twitter: @soledadobrien